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's norah o'donnell and "time magazine's" rick stengel. "time magazine" has this cover, is america still number one? nobody knows, job growth is on the right path right now but if we don't cut the debt, will america's greatness end, and if we don't invest in education and research, will greatness end? decade after decade, we relearn that the american belief in our strength tends to be self sulfilling and presidents to speak to that faith in the future tend to lead there and those who speak to worry don't do as well. jimmy carter, 1979. >> the erosion of our confidence in the future is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric of america. >> the 2012 race will test president obama's ability to inspire confidence, optimism in the future in the face of increasing global rivalries. there's a big partisan divide on this and nbc's last poll, 39% of democrats said the country's in decline, just 39%. but look at this jump. 58% of independents and 69% of republicans who live in the same country think we're in decline. rick, big differential there. how will this play out as we pic
if you could combine america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? control your tv, manage your dvr remotely and with a flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flatscreen with the fios app for iphone. to get more from your iphone, wherever you are, you need verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >> he has not announced yet if he wants to run for president, but you can see more of donald trump returning to television with "celebrity apprentice." >> [chants] it is celebrities unleashed on the streets of new york city once again. >> a lot of thoroughbreds on the same stable. >> they are raising money for charity trying to impress the donald trump family. >> what i tried to manipulate it? come now. >> this group of candidates brings together and other combustible bunch of personalities. >> i am really sorry. >> they are not lacking in confidence. >> i will take you down. >> you have to be powerful to beat me. >> i am not scared of donald trump. i
>>> this sunday, what do the events sweeping the mid east mean for america's fragile economic economy, as gas prices spike around the country? and the budget battle in washington. >>> the latest proposal is unacceptable and it's indefensible. >>> the white house and republicans are far apart on how deeply to cut government spending. but is there an opening to fix budget-busting programs like social security and medicare? i'll ask my exclusive guests this morning, white house chief of staff william daley. >>> and is the tea party creating division amongst republicans or laying the foundation for successful challenge for the president in 2012? we have the head of the tea party caucus in the house, republican from minnesota, michele bachmann. finally, politically analysis on the crisis in libya, the spending fight in washington and new moves of potential gop contenders for 2012. of with us, eugene robinson and columnist for the "new york times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david brooks. captions pa
news tonight for some of the largest cities in america, and what it says about all of us. >>> and making a difference. a woman on a mission to fight the battle of the bulge, one entire town at a time. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, with cruise missiles, moammar gadhafi has not only survived any of the strikes that might have landed near him, tonight he appeared on libyan tv in front of a crowd of supporters in tripoli, vowing to be victorious in the end. the u.s. lost a jet there today, an older fighter jet, mechanical failure, they say, and not a shootdown. both pilots are okay. but it could have ended much differently. and in the beginning stages still of this so far u.s.-led attack, a lot of people are wondering how this ends. we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening? >> reporter: good evening. for american air crews, this is about as tense as it gets. it took more than 12 hours to safely recover both of the downed rmen. what's left of the american fighter jet was sc
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america and also the caribbean. thank you so much for joining us this morning. talk about the medical aid you'll be able to provide to these countries. >> the mission is called continuing promise. we have been in the planning phase for over a year. we have been working with the u.s. southern command to work in the region in central and southern america as well as the caribbean. we're engaged in leadership to those nine countries and we talked about where we can best provide those services and get the best value. >> what kind of services will you be able to provide? >> surgical care. the top characteristics of the comfort is that we have 12 large operating rooms. we have all types of specialty on the ship. >> a big part of this mission is building bridges and relationships. why is the important? >> that is a critical part. our mission demonstrates the united states' commitment to that part of the world. this was one reason we were so successful back in haiti. we had been to haiti before and we had contacts on the ground that would build over time. >> captain, thank you so much for joining
making news early today in america. in hawaii, a store security camera captured another example of the strength of last week's tsunami. powerful waves crashed through the glass windows of a clothing store. the shop owner had only been open for six months. fortunately she has insurance that will help cover the damage. >>> in ohio, cascading rocks made driving conditions very dangerous along one road in the eastern part of the state. this was the third rockslide in a week, forcing officials to shutdown traffic in both directions. cleanup crews have a big job ahead of them, but are being kept away until the hillside is stable. >>> finally, in florida, it may have been the luck of the irish or a large appetite that earned one man the fastest eater title at the annual corn beef sandwich eating contest. a crowd of 200 watched as competitors chowed down in ten minutes. the winner, zoe chestnut, you know him, right? downed 14 1/2 sandwiches taking home ads 12,500 check. somehow hot dogs is more appetizing than corn beef sandwiches. i don't know how that's possible. >>> now for a look at
degrees at the airport, 43 at [ male announcer ] what if you could combine america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? control your tv, manage your dvr remotely and with a flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flatscreen with the fios app for iphone. to get more from your iphone, wherever you are, you need verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >> i am apologetic. >> we showed you the video caught inside of a liquor store where a customer went on a bottle-busting binge. she turned herself in. she was appalled by her own behavior. if convicted, she could spend a year behind bars. a priest in ohio is under arrest after a drunk driving arrest. >> -- >> he was arrested after running his car off the road. police said he spotted the police coming, moved to the back seat of the car and covered himself up with a code. he said he had been at tryouts for american idol. this could be his third conviction. >> a former baltimore council president has
's basically -- the "uss new york" is built on emotion. it's recycling that emotion, taking america's worst day, and turning it into our greatest national symbol. and i felt that as i was going in there that day, that this was something special that not only i, but, you know, the nation can rally around. >> reporter: at 684 feet, the ship is longer than two football fields. it has a crew of 360 sailors and can carry up to 700 marines. it sailed up to new york for the commissioning ceremony. as it passed the site of ground zero, the warship fired a 21-gun salute. when we return, we'll learn about this very special ship. twist to one, for length and drama... new revlon, customeyes mascara. >>> reporter: on november 2nd, 2009, the "uss new york" sailed into the harbor of its namesake city for the first time. the bow of this ship is built from seven and a half tons of steel which was recovered from the world trade center after 9/11. >> the world trade center was always the symbol of new york, and now the "uss new york" becomes that symbol itself. the ship honors the victims of the 9/11 attacks as w
" in america. about california, and he is are could you team was called in to save four people from a submerged car. the rescue was set if motion after the driver attempted to cross a creek bed and became stuck. the first kay of spring hit southern california with heavy pounding rain and high winds. the car's occupants were all rescued without injury. >>> in arkansas, a train derailment has led to the death of a motorist. the driver was waiting at a track crossing when one of the five derailed cars landed on top of the vehicle crushing it. investigators worked throughout the might to determine what caused the derailment. >>> and finally, in new york dozens of men took a little more than off the top at the top of the annual event. the group ordered up buzz cuts and clean shaves to raise money for children battling cancer. the event was a success raising more than $30,000. but its also gave the men a chance to show solidarity with children who lose their hair during chemotherapy. great event there. >>> well, now a look at your national and reenlgle gional we here is bill karins with the ret chann
for the country, really, is, is this a real debate about balancing america's budget, or is this actually a debate just about cutting spending which is the political hot button and what republicans have campaigned on because if it's about cutting spending, there is no advantage to the president sticking out his neck on this one. chris: reagan tried to cut it all the time and never was. norah, the question that comes to us is this, two-thirds of the american people say don't raise the retirement age. it's right now 66. it's going up to 67 by the year 2025. you and i were talking earlier, it may go up at the end of the adventure to 69 and that scares people but enough to say don't do it. >> well, there is reportedly a split in the white house between the political team that says don't touch it and the economic team that says you have to touch it. chris: gene sperling and geithner say cut it. >> the political people say don't do this, certainly during election. president in his state-of-the-union address said we have to tackle entitle wanted, he proposed and put forward. he came out with the proposal
saying that the use of force should be ruled out. >> reporter: the lesson so far is that america and our allies have used violence to save many libyan lives, but have failed to remove moammar gadhafi from power. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> almost a year after the start of the gulf coast oil disaster, the justice department is considering man slaughter charges in the deaths of 11 workers killed when the deepwater horizon rig exploded. any such charges would be against transocean or bp. a bp employee has lost a laptop the containing the personal data of 13,000 people who filed claims because of the disaster. bp has mailed letters notifying them of the potential breach. >>> the u.s. government says it is sending robotic devices to japan to help the nation with its nuclear spill. they could work in areas where radiation levels could harm or kill humans. meanwhile, the japanese government is now admitting what many assumed, that its safeguards against a earthquake and tsunami were inefficient. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in ne
. meanwhile, president obama continues his trip in south america, angering conservatives at home. >> he is in brazil, and south america, kicking soccer balls with little boys instead of being back here in washington, d.c. as our commander-in-chief. >> the blood of americans is on gaddafi's hands because we know he was responsible. he should be removed from power. >> senator mccain is one of those focused on getting gaddafi added power. >> in carroll -- a carroll county marine is the list tragedy in afghanistan. he died sunday. we spoke with his family today. >> outside his parents' home in carroll county, an american flag waved proudly in the sun. inside, there is a wall covered with family pictures. lachowski as a matt chodkowsk baby. >> he really loved playing baseball. every year, he was so excited to do that. he really was. >> >he always said that, if he was to die, he wanted to die in combat. and he did. i miss him very much. >> the staff sergnt was described as a marine's marine. he had won many awards and, more importantly, he had won the respect and love of his men -- of his fel
check this out! anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save 15% or more on car insurance. america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? control your tv, manage your dvr remotely and with a flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flatscreen with the fios app for iphone. to get more from your iphone, wherever you are, you need verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> somebody has issues. a furious woman trashed a liquor store, the whole thing caught on camera, following an altercation with a store employee. they say she tried to jump in , asked to use the bathroom. when she was told no, that is when the free cab began. >> i am angry. i have never seen this happen. i have never seen anybody do something like this. >> we think she had been drinking. >> you think? >> the police say they have a line on her identity. >>> the ban on reading texts while driving is moving forward. the house of delegates passed the bill and the senate has given prelim
, the faintest hints of radiation have now turned up in america's milk supply. trace amounts of radioactive iodine 131 found in samples taken from california on march 28th and washington state on march 25th. but levels so low the epa says a sample taken from spokane would have to be 5,000 times higher to reach levels at which the fda would intervene. >> for parents out there, this is a speck of dust. you should not worry about it. the worry itself will be far worse than the dust of radiation we're talking about. >> reporter: the radiation most likely blew in from japan, fell over the countryside and was consumed by cows. still, despite the assurances, some skeptical parents are concerned. >> when they tell me not to worry anything, i probably comp. you can't really trust anything these days. >> reporter: earlier this week the epa reported it had found very low levels of radiation in the air over hawaii, alaska, california, washington state, idaho, nevada, even alabama. but it urged americans to keep it all in context saying, quote, radiation is all around us in our daily lives and these fin
vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. president obama vowed america's role would be limited in libya last night. he told the nation we had fulfilled the pledge, we had done what we said we would do. those are his words. >> the president said nato would take control on wednesday. as to why he involved the u.s. he said it was necessary to prevent a campaign of killing. how was the speech received in washington and libya? the latest ahead. >> and barry bonds' former mistress took the stand in his perjury trial giving graphic testimony about his alleged steroid use and what it apparently did to his body. details of the testimony coming up. >> plus a new memoir by one of john f. kennedy's former girlfriends unveiling intimate details including candid memories of their vacations and a near death experience on a kayaking trip. she'll tell us more in a live interview. >> we begin with president obama making his case for u.s. involvement in libya. chuck todd, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president used a 28-minute speech to make the case for limited military action in libya and took t
against drug smugglers. >>> amica at the crossroads. tonight why america's losing some of the best and brightest and how to keep them here. >>> and tired of it all. alarming news about a problem that impairs our economy, our health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the president of the united states is now on record. the longtime leader of libya needs to leave and change must come now to libya. this is how the president put it at the white house today. >> let me just be very unambiguous about this. colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> of course, that brings us to the question of how to do that, how to finish what the libyan uprising has started. there's more support growing for a so-called no-fly zone, but the defense secretary is warning americans that would mean a u.s. air attack on libya first. moammar gad hafi has lost contrl of muc
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it in the bud. america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? control your tv, manage your dvr remotely and with a flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flatscreen with the fios app for iphone. to get more from your iphone, wherever you are, you need verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >> welcome back. good morning, everyone. it will be a nice day today. a chilly start for us. we will jump into the 50's this afternoon. 32 in frederick. 34 in rock hall. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. mostly sunny. a high temperature expected near 56. we'll come back and check the forecast for the upcoming weekend. >> thank you. the trough of the woman who allegedly burned her own face with acid has been delayed -- the trial of the woman has been delayed. the judge wants more time to review the situation. she admitted the burns were self inflicted. she faces three counts of theft. she pleaded not guilty. her new trial date is may 16. a brush fire con
conversation with the ceo of america's largest bank. why debit, credit, and checking will all cost you more, and why he says washington is to blame. >>> and can america afford not to invest in innovation? we'll talk to young scientists about the problem of getting funding, and whether the u.s. will be left behind in the research war. "the wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here is a look at what is making news as we head into a new week on wall street. like most 2-year-olds, it can be cranky and moody. but the bull market celebrated its second birthday this week. the markets hit bottom on march 9th, 2009 after the financial crisis. since then, the dow is up better than 80%. the s&p 500 up better than 90%. but the question is will high oil and gasoline prices derail the rally? crude oil touching two-year highs this week, staying north of the $100 a barrel mark. and gasoline hit an average of $3.52 a gallon last week, 27% higher than a year ago. >>> the markets had chop
will affect wall street. oil does a u turn and new leaked documents on bank of america. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, aliens invade the box office and capture the title of this weekend's top film. >>> also a first for dwight howard, the bucks hit a new low, plus grab a pen. march madness is here. you're watching "early today." >> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." here are some of your top headlines this morning. yesterday moammar gadhafi's forces took over a key rebel oil town and vowed to press eastward toward the main opposition city of benghazi. this as hillary clinton is due to meet in paris today with rebel leaders pressing for a no fly zone over the country. >>> the white house is condemning violence in yemen and bahrain this morning urging governments in both countries to show restraint. yesterday in yemen, police fired tear gas and live rounds at anti-government protesters, wounding at least 100. >>> in bahrain, police clash with thousands demanding the kingdom's monarchy give up power. >>> and new zealand's prime minister has re
robbery was the motive. it is not clear how much money the two men made away with. america's most popular sport ground to a halt today. the n.f.l. lockout became a reality. the owners imposed a lockout on the players essentially shutting down operations for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century. here in baltimore some businesses are imagining the worst-case scenario. >> thank you. >> saturday night at the federal hill wine and spirits is nothing compared to a sunday afternoon in football season when tailgaters are gathering provisions and fans are in pure game mode. >> all the bags here would be gone. >> a lockout is a scary thought putting a sport like football in a holding pattern doesn't work for them especially if it drags out. >> it wouldn't giver anyone a reason to come outside especially with the bars and areas is a going out area. it would destroy the social environment. >> no sunday football could mean a loss in the millions. >> when you have that many people dount, they may be -- downtown. they may be window shopping you lose that whole activity and the overflow econom
. meanwhile, president obama has cut short his tour of latin america amid criticism of his leadership of the attack on libya. the president says he has, quote, absolutely no doubt that a success vl transfer of power to coalition powers will take place in a matter of days. tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest on this. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. that's been the big question. when do we get out of all this and some question why did we get into it in the first place. in that news conference from el savlador, president obama said that he made this decision after realizing that the cost outweighed the benefits. some here on capitol hill disagree with that and are criticizing him for overstepping his congressional authority and not seeking congressional support first. even some supporters say they hope he'll come back and seek an authorization of force. representative dennis kucinich is pushing for an action to stop all action in libya, even so far as saying this may be an impeachable defense. as far as how soon this will all be over, secretary of state hillary clinton
political pressure to do something. it may include tapping into america's strategic oil reserve to help bring down prices. >> there is the issue of the reserves is one considering. it has only been done in the very rare occasions. >> pump prices are topping $4 in some places. we have seen this cause the oppressed and the people going for libya and the middle east and we are all feeling the effects, the sudden surge of the pomp of. it is threatening to increase the cost of everything from food to air travel. that is bad news for the economy. the last time prices by like this the answer seemed simple. >> the drill baby, jerell -- drill baby, drill. >> i will buy an electric car tomorrow which will give me the pleasure of not sending money overseas to blow us up of. >> rise in prices and anxiety in that go far beyond the pomp. >> the have just hit their second biggest jump in the history second only to the aftermath of hurricane katrina in 2005. in washington, brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 years. >> you can compare local gas prices and calculate your mileage on our website, click on
being defeated. back to you. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in tennessee, it was a one-two punch of mother nature's worst. a severe storm system caused flash flooding and destruction of homes. in one area, officials believe tornados ripped through, but the national weather service has not been able to confirm. in north carolina, an explosion of glass and metal was caught on a tape when a bus crashed into a boutique. the driver crossed through oncoming traffic and drove through sh rubbery. the driver has no memory of the accident. in florida, heavy winds and dry conditions are fueling a fast-moving wildfire. the blaze has forced officials to shut down and a road and is now threatening nearby communities. >>> finally, in iowa, a stretch of highway offered a spectacular show of wildlife. dozens of bald eagles could be seen perched on a tree and then tree after tree. some motorists pulled over to snap photos while others marvelled at the rare sighting that made a few of them come too a streeching halt. >>> now for a look at your national and regi
political pressure to do something. that may include tapping america's strategic oil reserve to help bring down prices. >> we're looking at the options. the issue of the reserves is one we're considering. it is something that only is done and has been done on very rare occasions. >> reporter: pump prices are topping $4 in some areas. we've all seen the cause. the unrest and upheaval rippling through libya and the middle east. it's threatening to increase the cost of everything, from food to air travel. and that's bad news for the economy. the last time prices spiked like this, the answer seemed simple. >> drill, baby, drill. >> reporter: but even drilling proponents realize energy is a long term problem. >> i'm buying an electric car tomorrow and that's going to give me the patriotic pleasure of plugging in and not sending money overseas to people trying to blow us up. >> reporter: rising prices and anxiety that go far beyond the pumps. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> in libya, a tug of war is under way over several towns in a battle between opposition fighters and supporters of moa
, saying he is convinced that failure to act in libya would have carried a far greater price for america. >> for those who doubted our capacity to carry out this operation, i want to be clear. the united states of america has done what we said we would do. >> president obama defending the first war launched on his watch. >> in this particular country at this particular moment, we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. we had a unique ability to stop the violence. >> speaking at the national defense university, the president declared it was an american strategic interest to act and says the current military campaign has saved countless lives by stopping gaddafi's deadly advance. with the operation in its 10th day, the president said the u.s. would hand over command to nato on wednesday. >> because of this transition to a broader nato-based coalition, the risks and costs of this operation to our military and to american taxpayers will be reduced significantly. >> the president warned the commission should not be one to overthrow gaddafi, calling regime change a mista
is not right now able to fully supply the demand america has for its cars and parts. we are learning this is not just a japanese car problem. whether it is nissan, korea, honda or beyond, the store is -- the story is similar for japanese car dealers leigh baltimore. >> right now there's a pretty good availability. the production from 90 days and beyond that is the big question. >> since the tsunami, many automotive factories have shut down production for at least into next week. hybrid models are made in japan and the salesman here just learned the plant that makes the fuel-efficient cars was wiped out. adding to the supply issues that high gas prices have helped create. >> it will get to the point where we have to order them and wait several months for them to come in. >> the majority of models are made at u.s. plants due to a delay getting parts that come from japan. >> everyone has questions about how japan is going to impact the american market. we don't know. as of right now, we are ready to do business. >> from buying cars to repairing them, body shop and car owners will feel t
to their allies in the collision. this comes as concerns grow about the role america will have in maintaining a no-fly zone over libya, and for how long. >> we will have a military role, but not the preeminent role. >> gates says the u.s. expects to relinquish control of the mission in a matter of days. we have up-to-date information. for the latest, go to and visit the link on the homepage. smoke is rising from two tsunami-damaged reactor's in japan and is causing workers to pull back. it comes after the health ministry advised a village about 20 miles from the plan not to drink tap water due to elevated levels of iodine. still, says the government, radiation levels were still too small to pose an immediate health risk. >> spring officially began last night and we're getting wet today. the showers have moved out of the area, but we did get what with the morning commute. the cold front has not clear the area yet. there is still a chance we could see a little rain activity. the current temperatures are in the 50's now. in the 60's today, 60-65. and we cannot rule out a passing shower. it
of congressional investigations into muslim extremism in america. and the role muslim american citizens play in fostering it. while the republican congressman defended himself against charges of a mccarthy-like witch hunt, it was the testimony of the nation's first muslim american congressman speaking in defense of a first responder who died during the 9/11 attacks that drew the most emotion. >> he bravely sacrificed his life to try to help others on 9/11. after the tragedy, some people tried to smear his character. solely because of his islamic faith. some people spread false rumors and speculated he was with the attackers because he was a muslim. but only when his remains were identified that these lies were exposed. >> despite what passes for conventional wisdom in certain circles, there is nothing radical or un-american in holding these hearings. indeed, congressional investigations of muslim american radicalization is the logical response to the repeated and urgent warnings which the obama administration has been making in recent months. >> critics point out other extremist groups, such
of america's next great restaurant. >> it is a little cold. in the fall forecast is just ahead. it is only 33 degrees so far. >> high pressure is sitting just to our north. cold air, dry air, though it is sunny out there. to the west is a weather system. at the moment, it is trying to run into the high pressure. we are in great shape for a while. the minute this goes away, the stuff out west comes in. let's look at some of these cold temperatures. annapolis, 30, 32, cambridge. it is just above freezing in parton. it is in the upper 20 posole in oakland. everyone is in the same -- the in oakland. everyone is in the same cool conditions. you can see these streamers in the clouds. that is the cold air coming out of the north. here is that area of high pressure. there is a low pressure system spinning over the maritime provinces of canada. part of the disturbance out in the west reaches into the mountains. this will eventually soak us down for the weekend. it will warm us up too. today, 38-43 for the high. north-northwest winds at 10-15. it is only 32 now, so it may be tough to get up there. smal
that of the present -- professionals in central and south america, and caribbean, to help thousands in need. part of the mission is building relationships with country before disaster strikes. >> knowing that you are going to heal and provide comfort, it is hard to put into words, but it is gratifying just seeing the look in their face. knowing that they have good care and they have no worries. >> as of now, the comfort is not good will to be deployed to japan. a man is under arrest after a narcotics bust in glen burnie. thomas satyr field faces charges of possession with intent to distribute. police say detectives executed a warrant and discovered 200 grams of marijuana, 97 ecstasy and ocsla code on palace, a handgun, and nearly six to $300 in cash in his home. police arrest a man they say attack his mother and then set her home on fire. jordan jenkins choked his mother until she passed out. then he said her clothing and bedroom on fire. in criticaled condition with burns to her face and arms. jenkins faces several charges including murder. stephanie rawlings blank faces charges on funding issue
state tv told libyans that america and nato had bombed civilian areas in tripoli. >> obama is reiterating tonight that the mission is not led by the u.s. and the u.s. is not alone in the effort. >> the first rajah of missiles in the latest international effort to cut growing islands in libya. u.s. and british warships fired 114 tomahawk missiles and mobile targets in libya to try and crippled libyan leader muammar gaddafi antiaircraft weaponry. >> the whole notion is to create a more benign environment so the british and french fighter- bombers can get the end, established the no-fly zone. >> in response to gaddafi's defiance of u.n. orders to stop attacks on civilians, an action that president obama stressed is not a unilateral show of force. >> make no mistake. today we are part of a broad coalition. we are answering the calls of a threatened people and we are acting in the interest of the united states and the world. a coalition and commitment, secretary of state hillary clinton confirmed during a summit meeting in france. >> america has unique capabilities, and we will
's like in real life and what it says about our world. >>> plus, america at the crossroads. women on the verge of a comeback. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if you look at the numbers, the news is good. not so good if you have to get gas this weekend. here's what we mean. it's in the form of today's economic news. unemployment is down to a rate of 8.9%. of course the administration today said this is proof their policies are working. the bad news, the revolt in nations like libya, where we'll be taking you in a moment, is driving up oil prices. up over $2.50 a barrel today to close now at over $104 a barrel. national average for a gallon of gas is now close to $3.50, but we'll also take you tonight to where high test is selling for $5 a gallon. so we have all three fronts covered tonight, from here to north africa, beginning with white house correspondent savannah guthrie on the numbers today making news. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. after so many months of disappointment, finally today
tomorrow is going to begin hearings looking into muslims in america. he says he's trying to find fanatics, trying to root out terrorism, but he has stirred a lot of people up. while he admits he's obsessed with 9/11 and while he runs the house homeland security committee, tonight he is defending himself and his own past association with a terrorist organization of another kind in another time. nbc news capital windchill correspondent kelly o'donnell has our report, starts us off tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. king says there has been a vicious overreaction to what he plans to do at tomorrow's hearing. he says the public needs to know how big a problem it is that a small number of american muslims are being turne against the u.s. he's under pressure and having to answer for his own past ties to a controversial and even violent group. known for being accessible and media friendly during 18 years in congress, tonight peter king says he's caught by surprise. >> i'm not overly modest or shy but i really do not expect to become the center of attention on this. >
the culinary institute of america. >> so many recipes call for sugar, but as we all know, sugar isn't really good for us. so in recipes that call for sugar, you can substitute honey instead. you'll just need to use about half as much. and of course, you should always taste as you go. because you can't take anything away once you've put it in. at the culinary institute of america, for "teen kids news," i'm emily. >>> there is no end to the great ways to spend time online. here's another click this! >> studies show that kids know little about money. this website is out to change that. gives tips and tools. you can learn how to earn, save, invest, and even spend money wisely to help prepare for your financial future. the mint also has interactive activities. for example, a calculator that figures out when you'll be a millionaire. with this website, you'll learn it makes sense to save your cents. >>> all right, young america, what's your opinion? we'll find out in "speak of the week." >> it can seem like high school lasts forever, but have you considered what you're doing afterwards?
, we can't cut into our seed core. we can't cut into things that help america grow and create jobs like education or cancer research or food safety, things like that. and i think what you're finding, chuck, is you're going to find a turning point here. now that every democrat has rejected hr-1 and clearly doesn't have the votes to pass the senate, the ball shifts to speaker boehner. we've put some cuts on the table. we're willing to put more. but they have not said a single place where they would move off hr-1 and now it can't pass. so actually the action in the next week or two will occur behind-the-scenes. speaker boehner will have to meet with this e78s freshman republicans. some said they won't bouj. if he won't he may have to make a coalition with the democrats in the house. hr-1 can't pass. we're willing to be reasonable and meet in the middle as long as it doesn't cut the kinds of things that help america grow. the american people gave us two missions cut unnecessary programs but grow the economy and create jobs. we think we can do both. hr-1 only focus one. >> we're in our thir
, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> she was america's favorite tv mom, but she was also fighting seekers. she is reunited with tv husband and but michael j. fox wants to say now. that is coming up at 4:00 p.m. today on "oprah." here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the "today" show. >> the obama administration is set to investigate claims that muammar gaddafi was behind the bombing of pan am flight 103 that killed two winds 70 people. this has filed new clashes rage against libya. new trouble for charlie sheen. he said authorities visited his home overnight and removed his twin boys. how would you like to live in a mansion for just a couple of hundred dollars a month? the latest trend in real estate. that is as we get started on wednesday here run the "today" show. >> there has to be a catch to that. >> 32 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. your day. stay with america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? co
. >> reporter: no woman had ever been there before, the democratic candidate for vice president. >> america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> reporter: geraldine ferraro became walter mondale's runningmate in 1984. >> vice president, it has such a nice ring to it. >> this is an exciting choice. >> reporter: what time labeled an historic choice, sudden thing for the new york congresswoman, daughter of an italian immigrant. >> i was a teacher, a prosecutor, spent six years in congress. i no the issues. >> pressed on her toughness. >> could you push the nuclear button? >> i can do whatever it is necessary in order to protect the security of this country. >> including that? >> yeah. >> reporter: gender became an issue and ferraro fought back. >> let me help you with the difference, ms. ferraro between iran and the embassy in lebanon. >> let me say first of all, i almost resent, vice president your patronizing attitude that you have to teach me about foreign policy. >> reporter: a landslide defeat that november when president reagan and vice president bush won re-election,
of them permanently. >> the nuclear crisis in japan comes just as america had finally started to get past its discomfort with nuclear power, caused more than 30 years ago by three mile island. >> it is called the nuclear present -- renaissance, the growing acceptance in recent years of nuclear energy as a clean, green, and an effective answer to the country's dependence on foreign oil. then came the disaster in japan, still unfolding. >> one fears if one is an advocate of nuclear energy that for now, the nuclear renaissance is over in america. >> for all of its outside, the crisis in japan exposes the downside once again. america is entering the 32nd anniversary of three mile island, march 28, 1979. no one was killed or injured in an accident, but the confusion and fear of what turned out to be a partial nuclear meltdown dealt a blow to the expansion of nuclear energy in the u.s. this m shows where nuclear reactors are being considered, but no new plants have been approved since the three mile island accident. >> undoubtedly, many studies will be done now, but the safety of power plants a
. >> at that point we will be inflicting pain on real, it -- on middle america and low income families when it reaches $4 a gallon. >> no decision yet by the obama administration on of oil reserves or the no-fly zone and no sense that the white house is in a rush. >> the big story tonight, sorting out details of a violent weekend in >> in two of the incidents, the victims were trying to stop a crime from happening. barry simms is live in baltimore city police headquarters where the investigation continues. >> that high school student, ronald biggs, was planning to go to the olympics. the other victim was a business owner in southwest baltimore. violent confrontations on baltimore city streets. now 57-year-old business -- george marshall and 17-year-old ronald genser are both dead after trying to stop to violence situations -- ronald gibbs. >> the best thing to do is call 911 and we will get an officer to you as quickly as possible. said they heard commotion outside and he was trying to defend his sister. job, protectman's your sister. instead, he lost his life. >> in this case, we are prett
in america can fly free and don't have to worry about being blown up by some crazy person named moammar gadhafi or the libyan regime. it's got -- someone's got to stand up and take this bull by the horns. >> kathleen and jack flynn, nice to see you again. thanks for coming by. >> thank you. >> now we head to ann curry at the news desk with the headlines of the morning. ann? >> thanks, matt. good morning. we begin in yemen where the president turned on the united states tuesday, blaming his closest ally for encouraging growing protests against him. the move didn't quell protesters who packed the streets by the hundreds of thousands on tuesday night. pakistan's minority affairs minister was killed this morning in islamabad. he's a member of the christian minority and had recently called for the national law to be changed. the u.s. government will likely stay open for business after the senate votes today on $4 billion in spending cuts. nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell joins us now with more on the story. hey, kelly. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. congress di
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, particularly the secretary of defense, saying that this campaign in libya is not in america's vital interest, questions laid out by senator lugar and criticism. pretty high stakes for the president. >> yes. and i don't think he'll be able to ask the central question. you asked the right question in talking about the national interest. the question hasn't yet been answered as to why it is that libya, of all countries in the region, has won the humanitarian defense sweepstakes of 2011. we have seen many countries, both in the region and throughout the world, where civilian loss and civilian suffering has been much, much greater, congo, we've lost about 5 million people, sudan 2 million to 3 million people, never any talk of military intervention. take a look at what's going on in the ivory coast today. secretary clinton was talking about the number of refugee that's might have come out of a gadhafi attack on benghazi. we've got 700,000 refugees in the ivory coast right now, close to 1 million, in fact. why, why libya? hasn't been answered. >> do you think, savannah, that the president will mak
at other stories making news early today in america. in tennessee, a robbery attempt ended up looking more like a shoot-out at the o.k. corral. the store owner wrestled with the suspects before pulling his own gun and firing close to ten shots. the suspect returned fire, but quickly retreated. this was the fourth robbery attempt the store owner has faced. police are still searching for the two suspects. >>> in california, a 40-foot section of highway gave away, creating a huge headache for drivers in the area. officials believe pieces of roadway have been breaking off most of the day before the majority of it fell into the pacific ocean. a lengthy repair job is expected to keep that section of highway 1 closed for several days. >>> to south carolina, one nonprofit organization is head to the front lines of japan's water crisis. in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami disaster, approximately 1.5 million people are without power. the charleston based group is responding to the country's needs by sending personnel and 10 to 14 water purification systems. >>> now for a look at your national
millions drawing. >>> across america, it is a mega millions. >> what is up, america? tonight's jackpot is an estimated the new ties $320 million. to win, you must have the five numbers plus the mega ball. let's see if you are a millionaire. the first number tonight, 22,54, 24, 31, and 52. the mega ball number is 4. 22, 54, 24, 31, 52, mega ball is 4 >>> no shortage of fans or motivation for the blast at the chip to chip game. first mariner arena, but the blast had a shortage of goals. milwaukee beat the blast, 16-7, taking the title. the blast looking to put on a show for the crowd of 10,000. the wave defused the blast early. into the debt, 4-0, milwaukee with a fast start. second quarter, and sat up with the blast on the board. the blast start to get on a roll. three minutes later, the celebration would continue. this time, garcia, the cross, looks, and 4. fifth time in the last few years that the blast faced milwaukee. familiarity leads to a fight, both teams with 5 minute majors. that may have been the end of the fight for the blast. out of reach, across, milwaukee takes the champio
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